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CM releases a book outlining the history of the state prisons and current prisoner correctional activities

    CM hands over Skoch Award to Head of State Jail, Additional Director General of Police

    Gandhinagar, Tuesday:  Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani today released a book in the presence of Minister of State for Home Department Mr. Pradipsinh Jadeja in Gandhinagar depicting the history of Gujarat jails and current thrilling and rare stories as well as prisoner correctional activities.

    The book has been prepared by Dr. K. L. N. Rao, Additional Director General of Police, Head of State Jails and has made a commendable effort to make the people super aware of many activities including prisoner correction of various jails in Gujarat. Releasing the book, CM expressed the clear view that the book will highlight the common belief and perceptions of the people about prisons.

    Mr. Rupani said that even Lord Krishna was also born in jail. Not only that, during the independence period, many leaders made good use of their prison time to build capacity for the freedom struggle.

    CM also recalled that Veer Savarkar had composed patriotic poems during his imprisonment in the Cellular Jail in Andaman and Nicobar and echoed the history of the freedom struggle among the people.

    CM hoped that by compiling such information in book form, it would be useful for the researchers as well as would give a new direction to the environment of the jails, making the work of the jailors and jail staff more socially useful. Gujarat is the only country in the country to receive the prestigious Skoch Award for corona prevention, Self-production of Mask-Sanitizer and for Excellence in Prisoner Reform Activities.

    On the occasion CM handed over the Skoch Award to Dr. K. L. N. Rao, Additional Director General of Police, Head of State Jails.

    Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department Mr. Pankaj Kumar, Superintendent of Ahmedabad Central Jail Mr. Rohan Anand, Principal Mr. Lohar and other senior officials were present.

    Additional Director General of Police Dr. K. L. N. Rao initially detailed about the book and welcomed all.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat